Smith 5th Grade Blog 2012

We have fun with wii!

Posted on: March 3, 2012

Anyone who thinks teachers are sitting in our classrooms handing out worksheets getting ready for “the test” would be surprised that most of us aren’t doing anything like that. Teaching during this part of the year needs to be creative with variety. This week we practiced median, mode and range playing wii golf and wii baseball. Notice that students are on task and not bored. What you don’t see is the rest of the students happily doing the work in their math spirals along with the game.

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